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    Oxbow Electric, LLC Logo
    Evansville, IN·

    Electrical

    "Very friendly and courteous. Front porch light caused them some issues, but they got it figured out for me. One of my new fixtures had a bad bulb and they replaced it. When it didn't match the other bulb exactly, they offered to get them to match. Very professional. I will call on them for all my future electrical projects."

    David C. in August 2020

    MC
    Rockport, IN·

    Handyman Services, Drain cleaning, Pressure washing , and 1 more

    "My family and I love the table and bench. Our bench was personalized and itâ  s beautiful"

    Yesica P. in June 2024

    CH
    Evansville, IN·

    Handyman Services

    "He is very Methodical about his work he takes his time he cleans his messes he doesnâ t make a huge mess through the process he does excellent excellent work I would use him again anybody that gets to have him very fortunate"

    Trudy P. in May 2023

    Campbell Custom Homes II, Inc. Logo
    Cincinnati, OH·

    Smart Home Installation, Alarm and Security System Installation

    "Sylvia Thomas is very professional, passionate, and thorough about making her clients happy. Buy a home from Campbell Custom Homes you won't be disappointed."

    Laina T. in August 2021

    HH

    "I needed several planks in deck replaced. Rob Hardy gave me a reasonable estimate and I hired him. After tearing off bad planks, he found some problems with joists under deck. He fixed these and I realized that he had a lot of time in it. I asked if there would be additional charges. He said ,no, he would stay with original estimate. He was polite and courteous. I'm very very happy with the work. I would definitely use him again and highly recommend him. He's 5 stars all the way!"

    Paula H. in May 2024

    LE
    Booneville, IN·

    Electrical

    "Kelly was able to work me into his schedule quickly. He discovered the electrical issue quickly and made proper repairs to make sure everything was up to code."

    Mike W. in May 2022

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How much do electrical outlet or switch services typically cost?

  • Evansville, Indiana Average
    $244
  • Typical Range
    $103 - $451
  • Low End - High End
    $75 - $1,100

Frequently asked questions

  • An electrician’s cost per hour comes in between $50 and $100. It’ll vary depending on your location and the type or professional you hire. Areas with a higher cost of living can expect to pay on the higher end of that scale. Licensing level may also increase the price.
  • Usually you’ll pay a higher rate for the first hour. This covers their travel and time expense. Emergency or after-hours rates are usually higher too – expect to pay an emergency fee of up to $300 plus a higher hourly rate.

Electricians do a fair amount of larger remodeling and new construction projects but also common residential projects including:

For cost information related to the above tasks, visit our Electrical Cost Guide.

  1. Do you have a license to perform electrical work in this state?
    All states require an electrical license or work performed under a Master Electrician. You should also ask how many on the job hours of experience they have.
  2. Do you have insurance?
    Never use one who isn’t insured. You can ask to see proof of insurance.
  3. Do you have prior work references?
    You might skip this for small jobs like installing a light or outlet. For larger projects, always get references.
  4. What are your rates?
    Always ask up front. Getting a detailed quote up front is the best way to go.
  5. Who is going to do the actual work?
    Often, a Master Electrician will come out to diagnose and bid on projects, but they have their apprentice and journeyman electricians do the work. This isn’t a terrible thing, in fact it’s common practice. The Master’s license is on the line with any work he supervises.
  6. Is your work warrantied or guaranteed?
    Any reputable company or contractor warranties their work, usually for at least a year.
  7. Are you usually on time?
    Overbooking is a frequent problem with electrical work. Often, a service call goes long, and they end up showing up at your home late. This common complaint is easily remedied with an up-front and honest discussion. If they can’t be on time, make sure they’ll call.

1. Don’t Be Misled by an Electrician’s Hourly Rates

A truly skilled, well-equipped professional with a truck full of parts that charges $100 an hour can be a much wiser choice than an inexperienced hack, working with inadequate tools and no parts, but charging much less. Often, more experienced professionals get the job done quickly with warrantied work.

2. Compare Travel Charges

Rates reflect travel times. Travel charges can have a big impact on your costs and are in some ways easier to compare than hourly rates. Many electricians spend a third or more of their time navigating traffic on their way to a jobsite. Every contractor must find a way to pay for the expense of driving each day.

3. Bundle Repair Jobs Together

When you feel it’s time to call a pro, review your list and then conduct a mini-inspection of your home. Look for faulty switches and dysfunctional or crowded outlets. When the electrician comes, you’ll save money and time by getting everything taken care of at once.

4. How to Prepare & What to Know Before the Electrician Arrives
  • Be as thorough and detailed in describing your needs to your contractor. The more they know, the quicker the job will go.
  • Before they arrive, prepare a precise list of items you want serviced. Electricians have budgeted their time for a service call. They don’t have time for additional requests once they are on site.
  • Make sure the electrical panel box is accessible. You’ll pay for the time it takes to access it.
  • Clear away fragile items, knickknacks and furniture from areas where you expect the them to work.
  • If you have questions about the project, ask them before they start. Most are happy to run you through the problem and the process of fixing it.
  • Ask about potential issues after the work is complete. During a service call a professional will spot any potential hazards.
  • You’ll lose power to parts of your home while they work. Be prepared to pause anything you’re doing during the service call.
  • In most cases you’ll have the option to either pay at the time of service or have a bill sent to you. You’ll be able to pay with cash, credit and sometimes check.
5. Install Money-Saving Electrical Fixtures
  • By switching from ordinary incandescent light fixtures or bulbs to fluorescent or LED ones, you can substantially reduce energy consumption in your home.
  • Motion detector switches can help you save money on outdoor lighting while at the same time providing very cost-effective security to your home.
  • Creative landscape lighting and indoor accent lighting can make your home more appealing to you, your guests and potential buyers in the future.

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Evansville Electricians are rated 5.0 out of 5 based on 14 reviews of 14 pros.

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    • Project Location: Evansville, IN
      Date: 02/04/24
      Location: Home
      Comment: Our ceiling fan has been running continuously over a year, the switch snapped off and there is no way to turn the fan off. I’m afraid the motor is been running way too long and could burn or cause a fire. My husband is on oxygen he doesn’t seem to be concerned about the continuous running ceiling fan. I went to hardware store was given a switch to replace but I don’t know how to replace. I need help to stop the ceiling fans motor from continuously running.
    • Project Location: Evansville, IN
      Date: 01/29/24
      Location: Home
      Comment: I would like to get an estimate for electrician. I need someone who could replace my meter box ASAP.
    • Project Location: Evansville, IN
      Date: 01/28/24
      Location: Home
      Comment: Hello, I am looking to install an exhaust fan/heater combination on my bathroom. There isn’t one there currently, but there is an exhaust fan in the kitchen it could potentially hook up to. I am also looking to replace the pocket door in that bathroom (and possibly the hardware.) thanks!
    • Project Location: Evansville, IN
      Date: 01/25/24
      Location: Home
      Comment: I would like to get an estimate for installation of fixtures and outlets at my home and i need this service to be completed within 2 weeks
    • Project Location: Evansville, IN
      Date: 01/24/24
      Location: Home
      Comment: I would like to get an estimate for Electric service. 12 outlet replace and they are damage. I want this urgently.
    • Project Location: Evansville, IN
      Date: 01/12/24
      Location: Home
      Comment: Customer did not provide additional comments. Please contact the customer to discuss the details of this project.
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      Date: 01/11/24
      Location: Home
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      Date: 01/10/24
      Location: Home
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    • Project Location: Evansville, IN
      Date: 01/09/24
      Location: Home
      Comment: I need 3 lights replaced with 3 new ones that are hanging I have the lights just need them installed
    • Project Location: Evansville, IN
      Date: 01/08/24
      Location: Home
      Comment: Customer did not provide additional comments. Please contact the customer to discuss the details of this project.

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